Historical Portrait of the Progress of Ichthyology/Tableau historique des progrès de l’Ichtyologie

From Its Origin to Our Own Time/depuis son origine jusqu a nos jours

Georges Cuvier

Historical Portrait of the Progress of Ichthyology/Tableau historique des progrès de l’Ichtyologie

Georges Cuvier

Distributed for French National Museum of Natural History

400 pages | llustrations: c. 100 | 6 1/2 x 9 1/2
Paper $56.00 ISBN: 9782856538876 Published December 2020 For sale in North and South America only
A founder of comparative anatomy and giant of nineteenth-century biology, Georges Cuvier began publishing his twenty-two-volume Histoire Naturelle des Poissons in 1828. Cuvier's history became a landmark survey in the science of fishes, delving back before the Greeks to the Egyptians, Phoenicians, and Carthaginians. As an introduction to this monumental work, his first volume traced the development of the study of fishes as he understood it and outlined the criteria for classification that his own work would follow. This critically important essay—arguably the first attempt at comprehensive marine biology—now appears in a bilingual version (English/French), accompanied by rich annotations and a significant number of historical illustrations.
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Synopsis: A founder of comparative anatomy and giant of 19th-century biology, Georges Cuvier began publishing his 22-volume Histoire Naturelle des Poissons in 1828. Cuvier’s history became a landmark survey in the science of fishes, delving back before the Greeks to the Egyptians, Phoenicians, and Carthaginians. As an introduction to this monumental work, his first volume traced the development of the study of fishes as he understood it and outlined the criteria for classification that his own work would follow. This critically important essay —arguably the first attempt at comprehensive marine biology— now appears in bilingual version (English/French), accompanied by rich annotations and a significant number of historical illustrations.
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